RLC Foundation in action at the ‘Log Safari’ day
One of the many events held during 2015 was our ‘Log Safari’ day when after a best practice ‘seminar style’ exchange of views followed by lunch we got out and about in Aldershot to see how the Corps performed on exercise and the type of issues they faced during conflicts.
The event was fully subscribed with an overall attendance of 143. It began in The Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut with presentations from Tobias Larsson, DHL Director 360 Resilience and from Brigadier Richard Parkinson, Head of Defence Support Chain Operations and Movements. Both presentations followed the theme of supply chain resilience and illustrated the challenges of identifying and managing the numerous risks that can impact on an effective and efficient supply chain. The presentations were followed by an open forum and a networking lunch. In the afternoon the 50 attendees from Industry were taken to Rushmore Arena for Exercise Log Safari where they saw demonstrations of RLC soldiers using military logistics equipment and systems. Early indications are that the event was an overall success meeting its prime objective of bringing together logistics professionals from Industry, Academia and the Army. The presentations provoked lively debate and new individual connections were forged.